Friday, July 20, 2012

HANS Herb Fair Sunday July 22

Hello everyone,

If you want extra doses of herbalism, come to the herb fair on Sunday. It will take place at the Irving Botanical Gardens in Wolfville, NS. We have a great collection of presenters.

The fee is $40 for HANS members, $65 for non-members, sliding scale for students and others in need.


9:00 - registration

9:30 - opening circle

10:15 workshops:
Herb walk - Michel Haddal
Sleep Support - Lois Hare
Body Care - Angie Jenkins

11:30 - AGM

12-1 lunch

1:15 workshops:
Plant Spirit Medicine - Asha Croggan
Herbs for Babies and Toddlers - Oren Hercz
20 Years in Business with Herbs - Michelle Summer Fyke

2:30 workshops:
Taking Care of our Hearts with Herbs - Savayda Jarone
Post Tick and Bug Bite Care - Jeanette Poirier
Sacred Plant Medicine - Selina Grant

4:00 closing circle with Laurie Lacey

Give away blanket

Check the website for more details on each workshop and presenters:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nova Scotia Herb Fair

Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia Presents our:

10th Annual Herb Fair

Sunday, July 22, 2012  8:30 am - 5 pm

"Celebrating the plants - 10 years"

Cost:  HANS Members - $40.00, Non-Members - $65.00

Being held at:  Harriett Irving Botanical Gardens,

 Acadia University, 32 University Ave., Wolfville, N.S.

  •  The Irving Botanical Garden is a beautiful addition to the Acadia campus with 6 acres of gardens from formal to woodland and makes a lovely setting for an herb fair.
  • For more information on the Garden, go to their web site at


  • Herbal medicine talks
  • Herbal plant walks
  • Medicine making
  • Plant spirit medicine


9:00 – Registration starts

9:45 – Opening circle

10:30 – 11:30 – Workshop Series One*

11:45 – 12:30 – HANS Annual General Meeting

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch

1:45 – 2:45 – Workshop Series Two*

3:00 – 4:00 – Workshop Series Three*

4:15 – Closing Circle and Giveaway



Bring your own lunch (water and herbal teas provided).

Please bring your own mug

Closing Circle & Giveaway

At the Closing Circle we say thank you.  We have adopted the custom of asking everyone to bring a small gift to place on a blanket which will be at the center of the circle.  Then each of us, in turn, takes something from the blanket - a remembrance of this lovely day.

Please bring something to share at the giveaway.

 NOTEAll activities will be held outdoors.  Please dress accordingly.  Should the weather be bad, workshops will be held indoors.

Workshop Facilitators:

Michelle Summer Fike

Michele Haddal

Lois Hare

Oren Hercz

Savayda Jarone

Angie Oriana Jenkins

Laurie Lacey

Jeanette Poirier



Advance registration is highly recommended as space is limited



City/Prov:_____________________________ Postal Code:___________________________

Telephone:____________________________ Email:________________________________

Are you a current HANS member?    Yes     No   Do you plan to attend the AGM?          Yes          No

Registration Fees

HANS Members                   $40   Non-HANS Members               $65

HANS membership is only $25.00 per year


This is to confirm that I will take full responsibility for my own health and well-being at the HANS Herb Fair and AGM.  Should an injury or accident occur during my attendance at this event I take full responsibility and will not hold the land owner, HANS, or individual board and organizing members responsible.


Send Registration to:  HANS, c/o Jeanette Poirier, P.O. Box 92, Blockhouse, N.S. B0J 1E0 

For more information on workshops check the HANS website:

Or call: Jeanette Poirier 902-531-3828

The Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), was formed in 2002 by a group of herbalists keen to network and educate themselves and the public about the safe and effective use of herbal medicine; the importance of ethical wild gathering; and of safeguarding the ecosystems where local plant medicine grows.  HANS has members throughout Nova Scotia and beyond.
The solutions to our dis-ease lie in a harmonous relationship with Nature.  She will speak to us when we are willing to listen.

HerbalWizdom Nature Therapy
Jeanette Poirier, CHT
Medical Herbalist
Blockhouse, NS
(902) 531-3828